Central Bedfordshire Council is asking Town and Parish Councils and local residents, to input into a new Local Flood Risk Management Strategy.
As part of the Flood and Water Management Act, the council is preparing a draft Strategy that will consider the flood risk across the area and identify how these risks can be better managed in a way that enhances the natural and built environment.
The Strategy is at a very early stage, with questionnaires being used to gather together local knowledge about historical flooding.
The questionnaire is available on the Council’s website http://www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/surveys/Floodstrategy/flooding_strategy.htm
Residents can feed their comments through using this questionnaire, but a full public consultation on the draft Strategy will also happen in the spring, once more of the information gathering has taken place.
After the information gathering stage, feasibility studies will be run on different areas and suggestions and this will be incorporated into the draft Strategy.